Projects at Work
  • Change

    A Nudge to Innovation

    - by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns (August 19, 2015)

    Change initiatives can be mentally and physically taxing because it is more challenging to be in a “mindful” state of learning something new than in a “mindless” state of doing the familiar. Physical or cognitive “nudges” help — not by forcing adoption of new ideas, but by creatively eliminating obstacles so that it happens naturally.

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  • Agile

    Agile Readiness

    - by Aaron Smith (July 22, 2015)

    In pursuing the organizational agility that enables strategic, fast-moving transformation, leaders must focus on four spheres — individual behavior, team responsibilities, management governance and institutionalization. Along the way, they’ll also need to ask “so what?” questions, break down barriers and embrace discovery.

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  • Agile

    Opportunity Agility

    - by Bart Gerardi (June 24, 2015)

    Agile organizations are always learning from their customers and their products, using them as guides to new ideas and opportunities. They also bring an agile mindset to selecting and executing the ideas they pursue, making advances iteratively through a continuous cycle of different initiatives at different stages.

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Agile

What Does Agile 'Feel' Like?

- by Len Lagestee (August 18, 2015)

At some point during an Agile transformation effort, individuals and teams start feeling better, worse or indifferent about the changes taking place. Beyond the mechanics and mantras, what should organizational agility "feel" like? Here are seven “DNA markers” to gauge if you're on the right track.

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Communication

Projects Without Pants

- by Thomas Carney (August 12, 2015)

Remote work is here to stay, but some people are more likely to thrive on distributed project teams than others. To overcome the challenges and reap the benefits, leaders need to shift focus from input to output, provide explicit feedback, and facilitate online communication and relationship-building.

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